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An arriero is a person who transports goods using pack animals.
In the Catalan language, an arriero is a traginer.
- The English word muleteer comes from the French muletier, from Old French, from mulet, diminutive of mul, mule.
- The Spanish word arriero is derived from the verb arrear that means to urge the cattle or other animals to walk. The verb itself is derived from 'arre', which is the call used to cry to the animals with this purpose.
- The Catalan word traginer comes from the Latin word tragīnare, a variant of tragĕre which means to transport.
Typical arriero outfits vary from country to country:
- Alpargatas: Sandals, made of fique (natural fiber obtained of furcraea plants and leather.
- Poncho: Rectangular piece of fabric, usually white with linear embroided, that is used to protect the face and neck from the cold weather.
- Ruana: Square wool garment, larger than the poncho, with a hole in the middle for the head. It covers the torso.
- Tapapinche: Leather apron.
- Straw Hat (sombrero aguadeño)
- Carriel: Leather bag traditionally made of nutria leather. It is used to carry personal goods and money. It has become an element of the Colombian fashion.